College Board Announces SAT Overhaul

Education Week (3/12, Adams) continues coverage of the recent announcement that the College Board is redesigning the SAT to make “substantive shifts aimed at making the exam more ‘focused’ and ‘useful,’” noting that the overhaul “offers strong echoes of the Common Core State Standards, which board President David Coleman helped write.” The article notes that the change comes two years after rival test ACT “eclipsed” the SAT, and describes the “mixed” reaction to the announcement. Education Week reports that the Education Trust’s Christina L. Theokas “applauded the effort,” though Wake Forest University sociology professor Joseph Soares dismissed the changes as “a PR maneuver.”